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Fire at Korat bunker oil production plant
« on: March 14, 2017, 02:19:06 PM »

Flames outline a fire engine at the scene of the blaze at a bunker oil production plant owned by VKP Energy in Kham Sakae Saeng district of Nakhon Ratchasima overnight. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

NAKHON RATCHASIMA -- A fire that broke out in the bunker oil production facility of VKP Energy Co in Kham Sakae Saeng district on Monday night was still burning fiercely on Monday morning.

Pol Lt Col Sangwian Truatnok, duty officer at Kham Sakae Saeng police station, said the fire started  about 9.50pm inside the factory premises at Ban Don Yai in tambon Pha-ngat.

The flames spread quickly inside the plant, which is owned by Chainarin Panthaprasit, 60, and produces bunker oil from used auto tyres.

At least 20 fire engines from all local administration organisations in the area were called in to fight the blaze and prevent it from reaching two 200,000-litre tanks containing bunker oil inside the factory.

One worker, Thanapat Nakpho, 36, sufferred serious burns.  He was admitted to Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital.

A preliminary investigation revealed the fire started when Mr Thanapat opened the lid of a furnace.

As of mid-morning on Tuesday, the fire had not been brought under control and was being fuelled by the large number of used auto tyres stored there for the production of bunker oil.

Fire crews were concentrating on preventing the blaze from spreading to the two bunker oil tanks.

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Re: Fire at Korat bunker oil production plant
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 04:04:40 PM »
Bunker oil, tyres, water does not have much of an effect.They are just cooling the fire a little with the nozzle that's operating on the truck. You need foam to suffocate the fire.